Who We Are
Founded in 2001, the Religious Institute is a multifaith organization dedicated to advocating for sexual health, education, and justice in faith communities and society. The Religious Institute has emerged as the national leadership organization working at the intersection of sexuality and religion. Our staff provide clergy, congregations, and denominational bodies with technical assistance on addressing sexuality and reproductive health, and assist sexual and reproductive health (SRH) organizations on addressing religious issues and developing outreach to faith communities. Our partners include the leading mainstream and progressive religious institutions in the United States, as well as the major SRH and LGBT advocacy organizations.
Read About Our Work
To read and download our 2013 Annual Report, click here.
To read our 2012 Annual Report, click here.
The Religious Institute is supported by contributions from individual donors as well as a growing number of foundation grants, consulting projects, and publication sales. Donations are gratefully accepted.
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Endorse the Religious Declaration on Sexual Morality, Justice, and Healing
More than 3,500 religious leaders from more than 50 religious traditions have endorsed the Religious Declaration, including clergy; professional religious educators and counselors; denominational and interfaith leaders; and seminary presidents, deans and faculty members. We accept endorsements from ordained clergy, professional religious educators, theologians, and staff of religious institutions. Click here to read or endorse the Religious Declaration on Sexual Morality, Justice, and Healing.
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